BJP to rake up issue of corruption, irregularities in CWG in Parliament

Last Updated: Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 21:09

New Delhi: BJP will raise the issue of alleged
corruption and irregularities in the Commonwealth Games apart
from unpreparedness for the event during Parliament Session
this week, party spokesman Prakash Javadekar said Sunday.

"We are going to raise the issue of unpreparedness for
the Commonwealth Games this week itself... irregularities,
malfunctioning, corruption, all matters will be raised in
the Parliament," he told reporters.

Javadekar said "various" charges of corruption and
irregularities in the Commonwealth Games raised by none other
than the CVC is a "matter of concern".

Noting that only a few days are left to start the event,
he said BJP will "make the government make the games a
success".

He said the unpreparedness for the games is the "primary
concern" and the party would like to hold a discussion (in
Parliament) on the issue first.

Dubbing the ongoing preparations for the Commonwealth
Games as a "basket of scandals", the party had yesterday
demanded a judicial probe into the allegations of money
laundering and mismanagement once the international event was
over.

"There are unacceptable controversies under every aspect
of preparations... it is a basket of scandals and the BJP
demands a judicial probe into the various irregularities.
Since the preparations are on, the probe should take place
soon after the event is over," party spokesperson Nirmala
Sitharaman had said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 21:09

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